F Puducherry Institute of Linguistics and Culture

Academics

Courses


Ph.D. Programme


PILC offers Ph.D. programme (both Full-time & Part-time) in Linguistics, Anthropology, Tamil Literistics and Folkloristics. PILC faculties encourage inter-disciplinary research integrating the above core disciplines with other humanities and social sciences like History, Archaeology, Grammar, Sociology, Education and so on. The Doctoral Degree Programme is affiliated to the Tamil University, Thanjavur, Tamilnadu. Candidates possessing foreign degree should pay `10,000/- in addition to other regular fees Candidate may apply at any quarter of the academic year.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidates should have secured a minimum of 55% of marks (or equivalent grade) in Master's Degree
  • i. The minimum duration of the course for full-time registration
  • a. With M.Phil. degree is 2 years
  • b. Without M.Phil. degree is 3 years
  • ii. The minimum duration of the course for part-time registration
  • a. With M.Phil. degree is 3 years
  • b. Without M.Phil. degree is 4 years

Ph.D. Full-time Application Form

Ph.D. Part-time Application Form


M.Phil. Programme


PILC offers M.Phil. programme (Full-time) in Linguistics, Anthropology, Tamil Literistics and Folkloristics. PILC faculties encourage inter-disciplinary M.Phil., programme integrating the above core disciplines with other humanities and social sciences like History, Archaeology, Grammar, Sociology, Education and so on. The M.Phil., Programme is affiliated to the Tamil University, Thanjavur, Tamilnadu.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidates should have secured a minimum of 55% of marks in Master's Degree.
  • The duration of the course is one year for teaching and six months for the submission of dissertation.
  • M.Phil. programme begins in June every year.

M.Phil. Application Form


Diploma Courses


PILC offers a Six month Diploma course in the following disciplines:-

  1. Linguistics
  2. Anthropology
  3. Tamil Literistics - Tolkappiyam and Cankam Literature
  4. Folkloristics

A pass in the Certificate course in the concerned discipline is the basic qualification to apply for the Diploma course. Application is available at PILC. The course fee at present is 1000/-

Diploma Course Application Form


Certificate Courses


PILC offers a Six month Certificate course in the following disciplines:-

  1. Linguistics
  2. Anthropology
  3. Tamil Literistics - Tolkappiyam and Cankam Literature
  4. Folkloristics

A pass in any Bachelor's Degree is the minimum qualification to apply for the Certificate course. Application can be obtained from the PILC. The course fee at present is 1000/-

Certificate Course Application Form


Tamil Courses for Non-Tamils


PILC conducts Tamil courses for Non-Tamil government officials of Puducherry Union Territory.

  1. For PCS Officials- It is mandatory for PCS officers of Puducherry (U.T.) to pass the examination in Tamil. PILC is authorized to conduct Tamil classes for them and it holds the examination on behalf of the Puducherry government.

  2. For I.A.S. Officers- Tamil classes are conducted for interested I.A.S. officers, deputed to work in Puducherry administration.

  3. For Non-PCS Officers- For Non-PCS officers a course of 100 hours duration is conducted in PILC. The classes are conducted twice a week. The Department of Personnel & Administrative Reforms, Puducherry enlists them for this course.